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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
  • AUSTIN, TEXAS
  • 3/10/17

AUTOCRAFT BODYWERKS EARNS OFFICIAL CERTIFICATION AND PRESTIGIOUS TOP AUTOMAKER RECOGNITION

Austin, TX – March 3, 2017 – Autocraft Bodywerks, Austin’s premiere automotive collision repair center located at 5411Wasson Rd, Austin, Texas, has been officially Certified by Assured Performance, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization for maintaining the right tools, equipment, training, and facility necessary to repair the participating Automaker brand vehicles according to the manufacturer's specifications, Autocraft Principal Chris Raeder has announced today. In achieving their Certification, Autocraft Bodywerks is now an integral part of the most advanced repair capable and efficient auto body repair network in the world. Adding to their credentials, Autocraft Bodywerks is officially recognized by Assured Performance, FCA, GM, and Infiniti.

To become Certified and officially recognized by the various Automakers, Autocraft Bodywerks passed the rigorous Certification process essential to help ensure a proper and safe repair of the new generation of advanced vehicles. Less than 5 percent of body shops across the nation are able to meet the stringent requirements to become officially Certified and recognized. The Certified network is made up exclusively of best-in-class collision repair businesses that have met or exceeded the stringent requirements of the Certification program.

According to Autocraft Bodywerks Principal, Chris Raeder, "This certification supports our reputation for superior customer service serving our community. We are your neighbors and friends, so it is important to provide our customers with the peace of mind that their vehicles are being repaired correctly by highly trained professionals that care about them."

The Certification criteria is based upon auto manufacturer requirements. These are critical to ensure the vehicle fit, finish, durability, value and safety following an accident. As new model vehicles are being introduced that use light weight high strength materials and advanced technology, a proper repair according to manufacturer specification is even more important than ever to ensure the passenger safety and proper performance of the vehicle. Auto manufacturers want to ensure that consumers have the option of Certified Collision Repair wherever they live, work, or travel.

"Consumers need the confidence and peace of mind to know their vehicle is repaired by a shop that has what it takes to ensure the vehicle safety. Autocraft Bodywerks is officially a Collision Care Provider™," said Scott Biggs, CEO of Assured Performance Collision Care™. "They represent the standard by which all other body shops are measured."

About Assured Performance Collision Care™: Assured Performance Collision Care™ is a non-profit consumer advocacy organization specializing in the automotive collision repair market segment. Assured Performance works with the top automakers to identify, audit and promote collision repair providers that meet best-in-class business standards and the manufacturer's requirements. Consumers can go to: www.CollisionCare.org or www.autobodylocator.com to find a list of Collision Repair Providers.

Autocraft Bodywerks, Autocraft Bodywerks is an Austin, Texas collision repair business that has been restoring Automotive Dreams Since 1984. As a ProFirst Certified shop, certified by American Honda, Autocraft Bodywerks is qualified to repair all Acura and Honda vehicles to the highest standards. As the premiere I-CAR Gold Class Austin based body shop specializing in the repair and restoration of luxury vehicles Autocraft Bodywerks combines the latest technology and the most comprehensive training available to repair damaged vehicles and restore them to the original manufacturer specifications for performance and structural integrity. The team of collision repair specialists at Autocraft Bodywerks has years, and in many cases, decades of experience in automotive collision repair. Autocraft Bodywerks, an I-CAR Gold Class Professional Collision Repair facility, is Aluminum Certified and is approved in the repair of both Lexus, Tesla and Acura luxury vehicles. Autocraft Bodywerks uses only OEM replacement parts and services all makes and models specializing in luxury vehicles including Lexus, Tesla, Acura, Honda, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Infiniti, Land Rover, Jaguar and more. Autocraft Bodywerks proudly supports the Austin based Center for Child Protection and the South Austin Pregnancy Resource Center. For more information about Autocraft Bodywerks services please call 512-441-7444 or visit www.AutocraftBodywerks.com.

 

  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
  • AUSTIN, TEXAS
  • 1/17/17

AUTOCRAFT BODYWERKS NOW PROFIRST® CERTIFIED BY AMERICAN HONDA TO REPAIR ACURA AND HONDA VEHICLES!

Austin, TX – January 17, 2017 – Autocraft Bodywerks, Austin’s premiere automotive collision repair center located at 5411 Wasson Rd, Austin, Texas, has been certified by American Honda as a ProFirst Certified collision repair facility, American Honda’s standard for training for complete and safe repair of Acura and Honda vehicles, Autocraft Principal Chris Raeder has announced today.

ProFirst Certified shops are required by American Honda to have the technicians involved in collision repair of Acura or Honda vehicles complete training that is specific to their roles. Continuing education is required each year for the business to remain ProFirst Certified.

“Autocraft Bodywerks is proud to receive the ProFirst Certified designation from American Honda,” said Autocraft Principal Chris Raeder. “Our dedicated team of collision repair specialists is committed to repairing and restoring every Acura and Honda vehicle brought to our facility back to original manufacturer standards. Being ProFirst Certified by American Honda is a recognition of our deep commitment to professionalism and to the safety of our customers.”

Autocraft Bodywerks, Autocraft Bodywerks is an Austin, Texas collision repair business that has been restoring Automotive Dreams Since 1984. As a ProFirst Certified shop, certified by American Honda, Autocraft Bodywerks is qualified to repair all Acura and Honda vehicles to the highest standards. As the premiere I-CAR Gold Class Austin based body shop specializing in the repair and restoration of luxury vehicles Autocraft Bodywerks combines the latest technology and the most comprehensive training available to repair damaged vehicles and restore them to the original manufacturer specifications for performance and structural integrity. The team of collision repair specialists at Autocraft Bodywerks has years, and in many cases, decades of experience in automotive collision repair. Autocraft Bodywerks, an I-CAR Gold Class Professional Collision Repair facility, is Aluminum Certified and is approved in the repair of both Lexus, Tesla and Acura luxury vehicles. Autocraft Bodywerks uses only OEM replacement parts and services all makes and models specializing in luxury vehicles including Lexus, Tesla, Acura, Honda, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Infiniti, Land Rover, Jaguar and more. Autocraft Bodywerks proudly supports the Austin based Center for Child Protection and the South Austin Pregnancy Resource Center. For more information about Autocraft Bodywerks services please call 512-441-7444 or visit www.AutocraftBodywerks.com.

  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
  • AUSTIN, TEXAS
  • 10/25/16

AUTOCRAFT BODYWERKS COMPLETES EXPANSION OF ITS DEDICATED ALUMINUM REPAIR FACILITY

Austin, TX – October 25, 2016 – Autocraft Bodywerks, Austin’s premiere automotive collision repair center located at 5411 Wasson Rd, Austin, Texas, has just completed expansion of the company’s dedicated aluminum repair facility to 3,000 square feet, owner Chris Raeder has announced. The expansion will allow Autocraft to increase capacity and reduce the completion cycle for luxury vehicles that use aluminum structural elements and body panels.

“Luxury vehicle manufacturers are using more aluminum than even,” according to Chris Raeder, “and with the recent expansion of our dedicated aluminum repair facility we can repair more of these vehicles in less time than ever before. Aluminum repair is highly specialized and cannot be conducted in the same facility where steel repairs and welding are being done. Our state-of-the-art 3,000 square foot facility is the largest of its kind in the state and one of the largest in the country.”

“Autocraft Bodywerks is an I-CAR Gold Class® collision repair business,” says General Manager Tammie Harper, “which places us in the top 10% of collision repair shops nationwide and means that our technicians are trained in the proper repair techniques and procedures that contribute to the complete and safe repair and restoration of every vehicle we take in. When it comes to repairing luxury vehicles made with any aluminum structural elements or body panels, Autocraft Bodywerks is absolutely the best choice for owners who want their vehicle returned to showroom condition.”

Autocraft Bodywerks, Autocraft Bodywerks is an Austin, Texas collision repair business that has been restoring Automotive Dreams Since 1984. As the premiere I-CAR Gold Class Austin based body shop specializing in the repair and restoration of luxury vehicles Autocraft Bodywerks combines the latest technology and the most comprehensive training available to repair damaged vehicles and restore them to the original manufacturer specifications for performance and structural integrity. The team of collision repair specialists at Autocraft Bodywerks has years, and in many cases, decades of experience in automotive collision repair. Autocraft Bodywerks, an I-CAR Gold Class Professional Collision Repair facility, is Aluminum Certified and is approved in the repair of both Lexus, Tesla and Acura luxury vehicles. Autocraft Bodywerks uses only OEM replacement parts and services all makes and models specializing in luxury vehicles including Lexus, Tesla, Acura, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Infiniti, Land Rover, Jaguar and more. Autocraft Bodywerks proudly supports the Austin based Center for Child Protection. For more information about Autocraft Bodywerks services please call 512-441-7444 or visit www.AutocraftBodywerks.com.

  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
  • AUSTIN, TEXAS
  • 9/13/16

AUTOCRAFT BODYWERKS ACHIEVES GOLD CLASS® STATUS!
The Collision Repair Industry’s Highest Training Recognition

Austin, TX – September 13, 2016 – Autocraft Bodywerks, Austin’s premiere automotive collision repair center located at 5411 Wasson Rd, Austin, Texas, has achieved of Gold Class status, the industry standard for training that contributes to complete and safe repairs, Autocraft Principal Chris Raeder has announced today. Only 10 percent of collision repair businesses currently meet the rigorous training requirements necessary to earn the Gold Class designation.

Gold Class shops are required to have every technician involved in collision repair take training that is specific to their roles. They must continue with ongoing training each year for the business to maintain its Gold Class recognition, including classes in new technology.

Today’s vehicles are increasingly sophisticated devices featuring an ever-growing number of components, parts and advanced lightweight materials. The constant introduction of new vehicle technologies can result in repair procedures changing significantly from year to year, making current repair knowledge critical for the achievement of complete, safe and quality repairs.

“Autocraft Bodywerks is honored to be a named a Gold Class collision repair facility,” said Autocraft Principal Chris Raeder. “We are proud of our commitment to training because it is also a symbol of our commitment to professionalism and to the safety of our customers.”

Autocraft Bodywerks, Autocraft Bodywerks is an Austin, Texas collision repair business that has been restoring Automotive Dreams Since 1984. As the premiere I-CAR Gold Class Austin based body shop specializing in the repair and restoration of luxury vehicles Autocraft Bodywerks combines the latest technology and the most comprehensive training available to repair damaged vehicles and restore them to the original manufacturer specifications for performance and structural integrity. The team of collision repair specialists at Autocraft Bodywerks has years, and in many cases, decades of experience in automotive collision repair. Autocraft Bodywerks, an I-CAR Gold Class Professional Collision Repair facility, is Aluminum Certified and is approved in the repair of both Lexus, Tesla and Acura luxury vehicles. Autocraft Bodywerks uses only OEM replacement parts and services all makes and models specializing in luxury vehicles including Lexus, Tesla, Acura, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Infiniti, Land Rover, Jaguar and more. Autocraft Bodywerks proudly supports the Austin based Center for Child Protection. For more information about Autocraft Bodywerks services please call 512-441-7444 or visit www.AutocraftBodywerks.com.

  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
  • AUSTIN, TEXAS
  • 7/19/16

Autocraft Bodywerks Promotes Austin Local Tammie Harper to General Manager

Austin, TX – July 19, 2016 – Autocraft Bodywerks, Austin’s premiere automotive collision repair center located at 5411 Wasson Rd, Austin, Texas, has promoted Austin native Tammie Harper as the company’s General Manager, Autocraft Principal Chris Raeder has announced. Her responsibilities as GM include managing the company’s day-to-day operations, hiring and training staff, maintaining and adding critical certifications and expanding OEM relationships.

“Tammie has been a tremendous asset to the company,” according to Chris Raeder, “and as GM she will be better positioned to apply her 21 years of experience to the task of taking our business to the next level. I’m very proud of our team and with Tammie as our General Manager I have confidence in our ability to continue delivering superior collision repair to the residents of Austin and surrounding communities.”

“I’ve been around the automotive industry most of my life, “ Says Tammie, “and I feel so blessed to be working with Chris and our amazing team of collision repair professionals. I truly believe that Autocraft Bodywerks is the best collision repair facility in Austin, especially when it comes to repairing and restoring luxury vehicles to showroom condition.”

Autocraft Bodywerks, Autocraft Bodywerks is an Austin, Texas collision repair business that has been restoring Automotive Dreams Since 1984. As the premiere Austin based body shop specializing in the repair and restoration of luxury vehicles Autocraft Bodywerks combines the latest technology and the most comprehensive training available to repair damaged vehicles and restore them to the original manufacturer specifications for performance and structural integrity. The team of collision repair specialists at Autocraft Bodywerks has years, and in many cases, decades of experience in automotive collision repair. Autocraft Bodywerks, an I-CAR Gold Class Professional Collision Repair facility, is Aluminum Certified and is approved in the repair of both Lexus, Tesla and Acura luxury vehicles. Autocraft Bodywerks uses only OEM replacement parts and services all makes and models specializing in luxury vehicles including Lexus, Tesla, Acura, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Infiniti, Land Rover, Jaguar and more. Autocraft Bodywerks proudly supports the Austin based Center for Child Protection. For more information about Autocraft Bodywerks services please call 512-441-7444 or visit www.AutocraftBodywerks.com.

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Here in the state of Texas you have the right to decide where your vehicle is repaired. And you have the right to request ONLY original manufacturer parts be used in the repair. Here at Autocraft Bodywerks we ONLY use original parts to restore your vehicle to as close to showroom condition as possible. We are passionate about what we do and take pride in restoring automotive dreams every day.

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